Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Middle Aged And Off The Chain

You realized in an unblinding instant,
which you would not be able to retain,
that while you appear to be busy
doing other things
you work steadily
forging and hammering heavy
black iron links
welding them together
and then you
carry them from place to place
while out on your missions, errands
and diversions.

On weekends,
you sometimes take
time off to enjoy your
hobby -
your pockets
with rocks.

No wonder your back
always hurts.

Glad for the space
they allowed me
on the dance floor,
I took full advantage
for an entire

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